According to the probably cause statement, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper pulled Donald Foreman over on Missouri Route 79 at Cave Hollow Road.

A New London man faces three felony charges following a traffic stop on Saturday morning.

Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton charged Donald Foreman, 29, with three felony charges, including: a class D felony of possession of methamphetamine, the class E felony of unlawful use of a weapon by possessing a firearm while in possession of methamphetamine, and the class E felony of resisting arrest by struggling with officer.

According to the probably cause statement, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper pulled Foreman over on Missouri Route 79 at Cave Hollow Road.

After allegedly viewing a marijuana pipe in plain view, the trooper asked Foreman to exit the vehicle. Foreman refused to let the trooper search his person and a struggle allegedly ensued. The trooper held Foreman prone with a Taser device until back up could arrive. At that time, a bag of methamphetamine was allegedly observed out of Foreman's shorts pocket.

“The defendant is facing a total of 15 years in prison, 3 years in jail and/or fines up to $30,000. The defendant allegedly engaged in a physical altercation when the Trooper sought to arrest and search him,” Clayton said. “Meth and a loaded gun were allegedly found with the defendant. Fortunately, the Trooper was not injured. My office is taking the matter seriously.”

The defendant is currently housed in the Marion County Jail awaiting his bond to be set.